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Free Slurpee Day 2014 at 7-Eleven From 11-7 Today

It’s free slurpee day at 7-Eleven today. Between 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. at participating stores, visitors can receive a free small Slurpee drink (while supplies last). This will be the 12th year 7-Eleven has offered free Slurpee drinks on its birthday. In addition, participating 7-Eleven stores will also offer ¼-pound Big Bite® hot dogs for $1 as part of the birthday celebration. 7-Eleven is extending... 

Chobani Greek Yogurt Fungus Which Prompted Recall, More Dangerous Than Previously Thought

When Chobani brand Greek yogurt was recalled in September 2013, it was believed that the fungus was only a health threat to people with weakened immune systems. However, there were many complaints about gastrointestinal illness from healthy people, prompting researchers to take a closer look at the fungus in the yogurt. The yogurt was found to be contaminated with a fungus called Murcor circinelloides. “Typically... 

Potato Salad Kickstarter by Zack Danger Brown Raises Thousands in Days

A Kickstarter campaign started by Zack Danger Brown was simply to raise $10 to make his very first potato salad. “Basically I’m just making potato salad. I haven’t decided what kind yet,” says Zack Danger Brown on the Kickstarter page for his crowdsourced potato salad project. Within a couple of days, his kickstarter had raised more than $1,000. That’s when BuzzFeed interviewed... 

Burger King Offers Proud Whopper in San Francisco to Celebrate Gay Pride

A Burger King in San Francisco offered a special “Proud Whopper” wrapped in the rainbow colors of the gay-rights movement during the 44th Annual Pride Parade on Sunday, June 29. Inside, customers found a regular Whopper burger with the message “We are all the same inside” inscribed on the wrapper’s interior. The $4.29 burger will be available through Thursday, July 3... 

Velveeta Recalled in Midwest by Kraft Foods Due to Not Having Enough Preservatives

Kraft Foods recalled 260 cases of Velveeta cheese sold at Walmart stores across the Midwest because it didn’t have enough preservatives. This recall affects one batch of product made on one manufacturing line during a few hours of production.  The product was shipped to three Walmart distribution centers and may have been redistributed to stores in up to 12 Midwest states. The affected products... 

National Donut Day 2014: Get Free Donuts Today, June 6

It’s national donut day which means free donuts. National Donut day on June 6th isn’t just a food holiday, it’s a patriotic holiday established by the Chicago Salvation Army in 1938 to honor the women who provided writing supplies, stamps, clothes-mending and home-cooked meals, and of course, donuts, for soldiers on the front lines during World War I. The Salvation Army started National... 

Hummus Recalled Due to Possible Listeria Contamination

Hot Mama’s Foods of Massachusetts who produce hummus, is issuing a voluntary recall due to possible listeria contamination. Lansal Inc., which does business as Hot Mama’s Foods and makes products for Target and Trader Joe’s, is recalling hummus and dip products, the Food and Drug Administration announced. Lansal recalled 14,860 pounds of hummus and dip after the possible contamination... 

New Sugar Substitute, Advantame Approved by the FDA

On Monday, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the sixth sugar substitute. The FDA says Advantame has successfully passed the process of food additive petition and can now be used in baked goods, soft drinks and other non-alcoholic beverages, chewing gum, candies, frostings, frozen desserts, gelatins and puddings, jams and jellies, processed fruits and fruit juices, toppings and syrups. “We... 

Beef Recall 2014: 1.8M Pounds Recalled in Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri and Ohio Due to E. coli

On Monday, 1.8 million pounds of ground beef products were recalled due to fear that they may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7. The ground beef products were produced between March 31, 2014 and April 18, 2014 by Wolverine Packing Company based in Detroit, Michigan. The products subject to recall have the establishment number “EST. 2574B” and will have a production date code in the format “Packing... 

Jimmy Kimmel Asks: What is Gluten? Gluten Free People Don’t Know

On Monday night, Jimmy Kimmel set out to find if gluten-free people really know what gluten actually is. Kimmel sent a camera crew to a popular exercise park in Los Angeles to find people who maintain a gluten-free diet and ask them. Kimmel found four people, none of whom were able to give an accurate definition of the compound. “It’s pretty sad, because I don’t know,” one man said. Others... 
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